Tenth year for Scarborough Road donut party

Tom Sperl enjoys making delicious donuts for his friends and neighbors every year.

Every October, early in the month, a small, round yellow sign goes up on Scarborough Road to announce a cherished neighborhood tradition: the Sperl family’s donut party. Tom Sperl, bassist for the Cleveland Orchestra, and his family invite several hundred of their closest friends, associates and absolute strangers to a donut party on their lawn. Orchestra folks, church friends, neighborhood pals and an occasional politician turn up to enjoy warm, fresh donuts with delicious toppings, hot cider and coffee.

This was the tenth year that the Sperls have hosted the event, which seems to get a little bigger each year. The donut machine makes approximately 400 donuts per hour, and it was working at capacity on Oct. 13 as a long line snaked down the street. Neighbors greeted neighbors; friends chatted with friends; and everyone agreed that the donuts were worth the wait.

Deanna Bremer Fisher, publisher of the Heights Observer, took these photos. See more photos by professional photographer Jay Levan at http://phodoz.com/donuts/2012.

Deanna Bremer Fisher

Deanna Bremer Fisher is executive director of FutureHeights and publisher of theHeights Observer.

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